Latest Strom Thurmond Stories

2008-07-05 21:00:01

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Jesse Helms will probably be remembered as one of the leading figures in the rise of the Republican Party in the South _ a person who helped move conservative Democrats to the GOP, according to historians and political experts who watched his career.

2006-06-16 08:58:22

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate, dubbed "the world's most exclusive club," is also one of the most elderly, with more than a third of its 100 members at or well past 65 with no plans to leave anytime soon.

2006-06-12 15:30:34

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With bipartisan praise, Robert Byrd became the longest serving U.S. senator on Monday -- 48 years after first being elected to the chamber from the mountains of West Virginia.

2006-01-17 12:36:40

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi announced on Tuesday he will run for a fourth term in November, raising the possibility he may also try to win back a spot in the Senate's Republican leadership.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.